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October 2008
Volume 52, Number 10
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Table of Contents 2008
The CT Archives are a rich treasure of biblical wisdom and insight from our past. Some things we would say differently today, and some stances we've changed. But overall, we're amazed at how relevant so much of this content is. We trust that you'll find it a helpful resource. - Mark Galli, editor-in-chief
The Vatican gives orders to excise the name from worship. Do Protestants agree?
Vatican reluctantly grants Paraguayan Fernando Lugo's request to step down.
A Washington church sparks residents' anger by hosting the homeless.
Emir Caner to Truett-McConnell, Gordon MacDonald to Denver Seminary, and other transitions.
Recent remarks on leaving Hamas for Jesus, the secular cross, and other news developments.
Greg Laurie keeps preaching after son's death.
Courts: Good news for homeschoolers, bad news for Christian schools.
Black enrollment at Christian colleges, whether abortion views matter in voting, and other news numbers.
Missionary's ordeal shows country's growing instability.
CEO of the Christian Medical Association on fertility treatments and discrimination.
President resigns, alleging pastor plotted to sell school assets.
Todd Bentley and his wife separate, Christian History & Biography ceases publication, and other news.
Indiana film festival finds success highlighting "hope and respect."
International religious freedom has been too low a priority.
Never confuse access to politicians with influence on policy.
Despite his liberal record, Barack Obama is making a lot of evangelicals think twice.
Election night's biggest direct democracy battles.
After years of ambiguity, Senator McCain reveals his spiritual side for public viewing. How will evangelicals respond?
Beauty is the hard-to-define essence that draws people to the gospel.
Retooling Saddleback's international work and hosting a presidential forum serve a common purpose, says Rick Warren.
Anne Graham Lotz says her success is due to God. Yes. But she is still an extraordinary preacher.
Finding Jesus on America's Bible Road.
Minnesota's Twin Cities are home to a feisty collection of influential churches.
How the strange yet familiar doctrine of theosis can invigorate the Christian life.
How Eastern Europe's most missional evangelical church is rethinking tradition and the Great Commission.
Kyiv pastor Sunday Adelaja believes the world is his parish.
Bill Mallonee has been called one of the top 100 songwriters in the world, but an audience is hard to find.
Learning to pray is like playing the violin with virtuosos.
An abridged version.
Conservatives face huge obstacles in putting Anglicanism back together.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
We can't defeat evil in the world without facing the evil in ourselves.
Why the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensible.
A seasoned biographer examines Barack Obama's spiritual journey and priorities.
Short reviews of Looking Before and After, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and Paradise Lost.
Top 5 Books: Character Shapes Belief
What daily lovemaking for a year did for one marriage.
Box set chronicles the Rez Band's mark on CCM history.
It's not only our civic duty — it's a sacred one.
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Families in the field say it's complicated.